Saturday, July 23, 2011

BACK from CHA with a quick update....

Wow, I am wiped out!!  My first CHA (and hopefully not my last!) was sad, crazy, fun, overwhelming, hard work, exciting, and wonderful all rolled into one.

I am going to apologize upfront, that my CHA pictures will be in no particular order!  I will tell you what day I took them, but I have them on two different computers at the moment!  

The sad part is that I did not get to meet my online buddy Sarah de Guzman.  She had a medical emergency and she and Gloria had to cancel their flight right before they were to leave.  You can read about Sarah's scary emergency here. So, I was very worried about her and still am...missed you buddy...get better soon!

So after an 8.5 hour drive, I got to help set up the booth!  Now, this is quite interesting as everyone is there, the air conditioner is BARELY on in the convention center during set up/take down.  I do not...let me repeat...DO NOT like to be hot!  (more on THAT later!).  So, I helped Nikki and Dan set up the booth until about 8:30-9:00 Sunday night.  Then I went back to the hotel room and worked on these!


I love the way they turned out, but they do take awhile!!  These were all out of the "My Lil' Monster" collection.  Then on Monday, I worked on these out of the "Gingerbread Land" collection.
On Monday, my roomie, Suzy West arrived.  LOVE that lady, she is a HOOT!!!!  Here is a picture of her when we went to downtown Chicago (which is a entire post in itself!). 

Let's just say she made me SICK.  She looked daisy fresh the entire time in 100+ degree temps...me not so much! 

The best part of CHA, is meeting friends that you only know online, or that you haven't seen in awhile!!! I LOVE these girls, Jen Matott and Sarah Eclavea that are on Nikki Sivils DT with me!  LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!

 
And then here are Sarah and I with Nikki, Jen had to catch a flight and we didn't get the picture taken before she had to leave...boo!  and it's a little blurry, but we were getting ready for booth tear down.


I was so happy to get home!  And this morning, I got up in time to catch this moment outside.....gosh, I missed their furry faces while I was gone.  And then I have slept all day!  LOL 


That's it from me...I need to get another blog post done over on Nikki's blog!!!!  Catch you next week....probably on Monday!

8 comments:

  1. Loveeeeeeee the pics!! Wish I could have been there with you! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. Great post, fun pics! I hope I will get to meet you in Anaheim!
    Shelly

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  3. Glad you had a good time. I know it was exciting for you to go. Love the story and pictures!

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  4. That photo of Suzy West should be scrapped - she looks amazing! The effect of the rain is unusual as well as her feet are wet and yet the rest of her is dry. I bet the dogs were excited to see you home as well. What a fun time you had despite the heat which you hate and that long car journey - dedication indeed. Meeting all those friends as well - excellent!

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  5. I know where you took that photo of Suzy-it was HOT out there, you are right! I am sorry I missed seeing you. I did love the Monster line. Your work was great!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your cute pics!!! Your project is fabulous!

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  7. Katrina - You should share your awesome CHA photos via our linkshare at PCC!

    http://www.papercrafterscorner.com/papercrafters-corner/2011/07/share-your-cha-summer-2011-photos.html

    PS: I totally love Jen Matott!

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  8. Hey there sweets!!! LOVE everything you created and thanks for taking that picture of me!!!

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